Use this unique device to download data and control GPIB bus enabled oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, function generators, power supplies, and any other GPIB instrument seamlessly through USB!
FT245R. Drivers are currently available for most platforms including:
Powered over USB - no external power required. Based on the popular FTDI USB Chip - * 3x2.5x0.9"
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Based on 5 ratings:
It plugged in and worked. I can access my lab instruments from my Linux system. This is an enormous convenience.
This interface does work but if your intention is to use it with Agilent/Keysight equipment and software then get something else as this will not work.
Nothing much to say, it just works on my HP8563E Spectrum Analyzer, allowing me to control it via PySerial, no problems so far.
GPIB stuff is always hard – Each device seems like it has its own quirks. This device made it easy. Super simple serial interface.
At first, I got a null return from remote device (Keysight DMM) by “++read”. A 100ms waiting time is required between sending a query and receiving, to get correct response. The timeout command “++read_tmo_ms” does not work in this case. Maybe it is only for auto mode.